School lunches and work lunches can be painful, but with a few tricks I make them cheap, fresh and fast. Call it laziness or severe budgeting, I like to think of it as being healthy, but my trick is to use seasonal fruit and vegetables, a little carbohydrate and sometimes a small treat. Eating the same thing every day wouldn’t keep my crew happy, so I mix it up a bit. Have the fruit and veg on hand. Sometimes it is as simple as putting an apple, banana, plum and a sandwich in the box. No chopping, no expensive packaged crap, just pure laziness!! Lo!! Here’s some ideas for fresh and fabulous lunches to inspire you!
Here’s light rye sandwich with carrots, sugar snap peas, mandarin, strawberries, blueberries, apple and grapes. My hubby’s lunch has a handful of almonds and dried cranberries too!
This is a simple lunch of apple, plum, grapes, dragonfruit and a honey sandwich.
These lunches have seasonal fruits and veg of grapes, plums, apples, snow peas, carrots, cucumber, rockmelon, blueberries, some carbs and snacks. We love our dark chocolate and it makes the perfect little snack, same with homemade cookies!
Again with what is in season with some raspberrries, grapes, tomatoes, snow peas, carrots, pear, dried fruit for the boy and some wheat crackers. I was a bit lazy here…..
A little homemade snack is a lovely treat here!
Lots of seasonal fruits and veges going on here with a nice oat roll.
I’m not adverse to white bread! On this day some lucky girl got 2 treats! I’m looking forward to blackberries being back in season!!
So I hope this has in some way inspired you to stop buying the expensive packaged stuff and get lazy like me with whatever you can chuck together! The trick is to have them in the fridge or fruit bowl ready for you to chop or just put in the lunch box. Viva la lazy lunch!!